Austria citizenship

Invest in your Austria Citizenship

CitizenX is the most trusted platform to invest in citizenship in a safe and simple way. Secure your European passport and travel freely to 193 destinations worldwide.

No residency requirements

24 months processing time

Substantial investment amount

Austria citizenship

Invest in your Austria Citizenship

CitizenX is the most trusted platform to invest in citizenship in a safe and simple way. Secure your European passport and travel freely to 193 destinations worldwide.

No residency requirements

24 months processing time

Substantial investment amount

Name: Republic of Austria

Name: Republic of Austria

Capital: Vienna

Capital: Vienna

Population: 8,975,877

Population: 8,975,877

Language: German

Language: German

Flag: 🇦🇹

Flag: 🇦🇹

Timezone: GMT+1 (CET)

Timezone: GMT+1 (CET)

Coordinates: 47.69°N 13.34°W

Coordinates: 47.69°N 13.34°W

Currency: Euro (EUR)

Currency: Euro (EUR)

Austria passport
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Austrian Passport Index

The Austria passport ranks top 3 in the 2024 CitizenX Passport Index Ranking.

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Austrian Passport Index

The Austria passport ranks top 3 in the 2024 CitizenX Passport Index Ranking.

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Austrian Passport Index

The Austria passport ranks top 3 in the 2024 CitizenX Passport Index Ranking.

Saint Kitts and Nevis visa-free access

193

Visa-free travel destinations

Travel without visa or receive a visa on arrival (VOA) or electronic travel authority (ETA).

Saint Kitts and Nevis visa-free access

193

Visa-free travel destinations

Travel without visa or receive a visa on arrival (VOA) or electronic travel authority (ETA).

Saint Kitts and Nevis visa-free access

193

Visa-free travel destinations

Travel without visa or receive a visa on arrival (VOA) or electronic travel authority (ETA).

Saint Kitts and Nevis visa-free countries

100%

European countries reach

Enhance your mobility options with free access to the European Union, Switzerland, and the UK.

Saint Kitts and Nevis visa-free countries

100%

European countries reach

Enhance your mobility options with free access to the European Union, Switzerland, and the UK.

Saint Kitts and Nevis visa-free countries

100%

European countries reach

Enhance your mobility options with free access to the European Union, Switzerland, and the UK.

Access one of the world's most prestigious passports with Austrian citizenship.

Live and work in Europe without restrictions and enjoy visa-free travel within the EU member states and the Schengen Area; as well as the USA, Canada, and Switzerland.

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Austria CBI
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Austria CBI

Best place to live for you and your family.

Every year, thousands of entrepreneurs and high-net-worth individuals decide to move along their family members to Austria.

Austria has been chosen as one of the best places to live, with a great healthcare system, cleanliness and air quality.

Every year, thousands of entrepreneurs and high-net-worth individuals decide to move along their family members to Austria.

Austria has been chosen as one of the best places to live, with a great healthcare system, cleanliness and air quality.

Your path to the European Union with tax advantages.

Foreign nationals can become EU citizens with the Austrian citizenship by investment program, which does not have any restrictions based on nationality.

As an Austrian citizen, you may be exempt from paying certain taxes like income tax due to the tax-advantaged residence.

Foreign nationals can become EU citizens with the Austrian citizenship by investment program, which does not have any restrictions based on nationality.

As an Austrian citizen, you may be exempt from paying certain taxes like income tax due to the tax-advantaged residence.

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One of the safest and most stable countries in the world.

After completing the citizenship application process, you will have the possibility of establishing permanent residency in Austria without a residence permit.

Successful applicants can enjoy a high quality of life in one of the safest and most stable countries in the world.

After completing the citizenship application process, you will have the possibility of establishing permanent residency in Austria without a residence permit.

Successful applicants can enjoy a high quality of life in one of the safest and most stable countries in the world.

Austria dual citizenship is possible under the Citizenship by Investment program.

The Austrian Citizenship Law generally does not allow dual citizenship, meaning you should renounce your current citizenship to undergo Austrian naturalization.

However, under the framework of citizenship by investment (Article 10 (6) of the Austrian Citizenship Act), you can keep former citizenships and still become an Austrian citizen.

The Austrian Citizenship Law generally does not allow dual citizenship, meaning you should renounce your current citizenship to undergo Austrian naturalization.

However, under the framework of citizenship by investment (Article 10 (6) of the Austrian Citizenship Act), you can keep former citizenships and still become an Austrian citizen.

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Requirements to get Austria Citizenship by Investment

Being > 18 years old.

Being > 18 years old.

Having a 100% clean criminal record.

Having a 100% clean criminal record.

Business background information and CV.

Business background information and CV.

Impeccable personal and professional references.

Impeccable personal and professional references.

Passing a history and German language test.

Passing a history and German language test.

Additionally, you will need to submit all complimentary documentation such as birth certificates, marriage certificates, proof of wealth and source of funds, and proof of income for three years immediately preceding the application, among others.

Your spouse as well as any dependent children under the age of 21 can also become Austrian citizens.

Additionally, you will need to submit all complimentary documentation such as birth certificates, marriage certificates, proof of wealth and source of funds, and proof of income for three years immediately preceding the application, among others.

Your spouse as well as any dependent children under the age of 21 can also become Austrian citizens.

Investment Options to Acquire Austrian Citizenship

To get Austrian citizenship by investment, you must actively invest in the Austrian economy. There are no predetermined investment options, but significant direct investment is required.

For example, you could invest in a joint venture or make a direct investment in a business that creates jobs or generates new export sales.

Passive investments in financial assets such as government bonds or real estate do not qualify.

To get Austrian citizenship by investment, you must actively invest in the Austrian economy. There are no predetermined investment options, but significant direct investment is required.

For example, you could invest in a joint venture or make a direct investment in a business that creates jobs or generates new export sales.

Passive investments in financial assets such as government bonds or real estate do not qualify.

5 Steps to get Austrian Citizenship by Investment

1

Contact the Austrian government and submit an application.


The application must be supported by your investment documentation, experience, and financial position.

Contact the Austrian government and submit an application.


The application must be supported by your investment documentation, experience, and financial position.

2

Provide the required documents.

Provide the required documents.

3

Invest in the Austrian Economy.

Invest in the Austrian Economy.

4

Pass Language and History Exams.

Pass Language and History Exams.

5

Wait for the decision and obtain a passport.


The Austrian government will scrutinize the application and conduct an inspection and interview with the investor. The average period of obtaining citizenship is from 24 to 36 months.

Wait for the decision and obtain a passport.


The Austrian government will scrutinize the application and conduct an inspection and interview with the investor. The average period of obtaining citizenship is from 24 to 36 months.

Pros and Cons of Getting Austrian Citizenship By Investment

Benefits

Drawbacks and risks

Become an EU citizen with the right to live and work anywhere in the European Union.

Extremely high minimum investment of €7-10 million, one of the highest in the world.

Visa-free or visa-on-arrival access to 185 destinations worldwide with an Austrian passport.

Passive investments like government bonds or real estate do not qualify, only direct business investments.

Excellent reputation of the Austrian passport, one of the strongest in the world.

Lengthy application process of 24-36 months, much longer than most other citizenship by investment programs.

Access to Austria's high-quality healthcare and education systems.

Strict due diligence and background checks, even minor issues can disqualify applicants.

Austria has a strong, developed economy and is a great place to do business.

Applicants must demonstrate "extraordinary merit" and prove their investment will significantly benefit Austria.

Austria CBI vs Caribbean CBI programs

Austria and the Caribbean countries offer different citizenship by investment (CBI) programs, each with its own advantages and disadvantages for investors:

Austria and the Caribbean countries offer different citizenship by investment (CBI) programs, each with its own advantages and disadvantages for investors:

Caribbean CBIs

Austria CBI

Investment Amount

Caribbean CBI programs generally require a lower minimum investment, starting from around $100,000 in countries like Antigua & Barbuda, Dominica and St. Lucia.

Austria's program does not allow passive investments and requires active participation in the Austrian economy, such as direct investment in a business that generates new exports or jobs

Travel freedom

Caribbean passports provide visa-free or visa-on-arrival access to fewer countries compared to European passports.

Holding an Austrian passport allows visa-free travel to more countries and provides consular protection and assistance throughout the EU.

Processing time

Caribbean CBI programs typically have faster processing times, with some offering a fast-track option that can complete the process in as little as 40-60 days.

Austria's program takes around 3-5 months to issue a passport to successful applicants.

Business opportunities

The Caribbean islands offer business prospects, especially in tourism, but on a smaller scale compared to Europe.

As part of the European Economic Area, Austria provides access to the largest single market in the world and numerous business opportunities across various industries.

Austria passport
Austria passport

Become a citizen of Austria.

The legal basis of this program is contained in the Austrian Citizenship Act. The granting of citizenship is at the sole discretion of the Austrian Government.

Austria passport
Austria passport

Become a citizen of Austria.

The legal basis of this program is contained in the Austrian Citizenship Act. The granting of citizenship is at the sole discretion of the Austrian Government.

Austria passport
Austria passport

Become a citizen of Austria.

The legal basis of this program is contained in the Austrian Citizenship Act. The granting of citizenship is at the sole discretion of the Austrian Government.

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CHE-385.997.597


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6300 Zug, Switzerland

CitizenX is a technology service providing legal information and access to self-service tools. We are not a law firm and do not provide legal, tax, or accounting advice. If you have unique considerations, please talk with a lawyer in your jurisdiction before proceeding.

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CHE-385.997.597


Bahnhofstrasse 20
6300 Zug, Switzerland

CitizenX is a technology service providing legal information and access to self-service tools. We are not a law firm and do not provide legal, tax, or accounting advice. If you have unique considerations, please talk with a lawyer in your jurisdiction before proceeding.

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